Analysis of this year's children's book awards shortlist, plus a celebration of two brilliant books that missed out.
How did we end up with a school system, with a social infrastructure, that splits up siblings when they’re five and nine?
179 entered; 40 made the longlist; 24 of those just bit the award dust. Here are the 16 that remain, with bonus analysis.
Catherine Woulfe reviews Upstream on the Mataura, a memoir by Gore flyfisherman Dougal Rillstone chronicling his journey along the Southland river.